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Letter: Many Are Incensed About Brexit And May Support the Lib Dems

Published on: 24 Nov, 2016
Updated on: 24 Nov, 2016

BrexitFrom David Pillinger

Regarding the precariousness of Anne Milton’s position, I would like to mention that there are many members of the “professional” classes living in Guildford who are natural constituents of the Conservative party.

These people are generally incensed about Brexit. I have met a number who will be switching to vote Lib Dem unless the Tories can show leadership in maintaining strong ties with the EU, or treat the referendum as advisory and allow our elected Parliament to decide the course of action over this extremely complicated matter.

By the way, I think that the Local Plan is not that big a deal to most Guildfordians.

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Responses to Letter: Many Are Incensed About Brexit And May Support the Lib Dems

  1. John McDonald Reply

    November 24, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Interesting ‘opinion’. Mine, for what it’s worth, is that there are far more who consider the Lib Dem stance to be anti-democratic and if they continue to decry voters (both ‘professional’ and artisan) then it is they who will become unelectable.

  2. Dave Middleton Reply

    November 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    So, the national referendum didn’t go the way that David Pillinger wanted. That’s part of living in a democracy and the majority of folk who voted, voted to leave. In doing so, they gave our elected representatives in the House of Commons and the un-elected House of Lords a clear direction as to their wishes.

    Of course Mr Pillinger (according to his Linkedin profile) was a “Campaign Launch Director, Business Liaison Officer and Public Relations Coordinator-Surrey Region” for the Britain Stronger in Europe organisation.

  3. Lucie Velterop Reply

    November 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Actually as Guildford voted to remain, I think those wishes should be taken into account. Since both larger parties seem to be completely ignoring the wishes of 48% (or more than 16 million) of the electorate who wish to remain, it seems quite logical to me that they find a home with the Lib Dems.

  4. Dave Middleton Reply

    November 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    The vote in Guildford was 44,155 Remain and 34,458 Leave, on a turnout of 76.97%. So a significant number of Guildfordians voted to leave.

    Perhaps if there had been a 100% turnout, both locally and nationally, the vote might have gone the other way, who knows?

    Either way, Guildford is a part of the United Kingdom and the collective result of the majority of the national vote was to leave the EU.

    I for one, do not think that leaving the EU will make a massive difference to our way of life. Businesses will still trade and people will still go on holiday to Europe, without the need for visas in most cases. Others, from Europe, will still come and work in the UK and vice-versa.

    The main difference will be that we will have a much greater control over who is actually allowed to settle and work in the UK. European states will equally have the same degree of control over UK citizens wishing to live and work in their countries.

    To my mind, there is more danger and damage done to the UK by financial speculators manipulating the international money markets to suit their own ends and profits.

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